2019 GTB Lagos Polo: APlus Wins Oba of Lagos Cup

first_imgOba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty Oba Rilwan Akiolu who was the Special Guest of Honour of the day cheered all through the final as both teams battle their way to earn the crown played in his honour.He afterward led other top dignitaries to present the prizes to the winners and runners-up at a brief prize presentation ceremony.Lagos biggest polo prize, the Majekodunmi Cup will be the star attraction as the prestigious Lagos international polo extravaganza enters its grand finale this week in Ikoyi.Ahead of the winner-takes-all final, aficionados of polo are already salivating the chance of witnessing the crowning of the new champions of the revered 67 year-old trophy as three teams square up for the crown. The defending champions, Fifth Chukker is unavoidably absent from the tournament this year.Armed to the teeth with intimidating horse power and fortified with foreign professionals, the three contestants are the Bode Makanjuola led Lagos Centaurs who are making their second attempt at the title; Seyi Tinubu’s STL Warriors and the record setting Maurice Ekpenyong powered Almat Farmers from Abuja.Horse for Horse, move for move, the trio are set for what would undoubtedly be one of the most contested Majekodunmi Cup in years.Whoever survives the mayhem this weekend and clinch the title, should be ready to take as much as they give in this adrenalin rushing game of royalty.The crowded Lagos Low Cup that attracted 14 ambitious and equally matched teams with a handful of rookies from all the major polo centres across the country promises to be another big spectacleTwo big subsidiary cups, the Italian Ambassador’s Cup and the Kaiser Cup, now Independence Cup reputed as the oldest polo prize in Nigeria competed for by high-goal teams since early 1900s, would add to the glamour of this international fiesta.For another year running, the competition will host a renowned and faithful collection of sponsors supporting this long-standing event. Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) lead the sponsor’ board, joining the other distinguished team sponsors BUA Group, WAPIC Insurance, Arbico, ChapelHill  Denhem and Verve Champagne, as well as a new additions, Shell, Coca-Cola welcoming  polo aficionados.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Majekodunmi Cup takes centre stageAPlus Polo Team has become the first to win a major prize at the ongoing 2019 GTBank Lagos International Polo Tournament, defeating Caverton Sao Polo 7-61/2 in a tense final decided before a full house at the foremost Ribadu Road polo ground in Ikoyi at the weekend.The Lukman Adebayo’s powered side that started on a half goal handicap advantage, went neck-and-neck with their top-rated Caverton Saopolo who opened score  in the early minutes of the first chukka and led till the fourth chukka , when APlus level up and took the lead to earned a hard fought victory.last_img read more

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Trojan Vision Television to debut new live talkshow

first_imgIn an effort to focus more on student interests and campus events, Trojan Vision Television will air a new live talk show beginning Sept. 27.On air · Polina Diaz, a freshman majoring in screenwriting, works at the Trojan Vision studio. The station will debut a new show later this month. – Shabnam Ferdowsi | Daily Trojan The Daily SCene will be hosted by two anchors and will feature a variety of segments geared toward the USC student body. The segments range from interviews with USC professors and special guests, music and movies reviews, ideas for Los Angeles-based activities and coverage of entertainment news.James Creech, a junior majoring in political science and cinema-television production and Trojan Vision’s general manager, said the idea for a daily talk show came from Elizabeth Daley, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Don Tillman, executive director of Trojan Vision.“We really wanted to bring a new inspiration in programming to the station,” Creech said.The show will air from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and features two different anchors each day throughout the week. In addition, some programming segments will air on certain days of the week. The Daily SCene will broadcast live from the television kiosk near Tommy Trojan every Wednesday, a first for Trojan Vision.Lipson said she hopes this presence on campus will help publicize The Daily SCene and Trojan Vision as a whole.Trojan Vision had the capacity to launch the new show this semester after receiving record-breaking enrollment numbers — more than 100 people in Practicum in Television Production (CTPR 409). The course, which is required for some film majors, allows students to work directly with Trojan Vision to plan and produce daily programming.“We had a lot of resources in terms of people that wanted to work for Trojan Vision as well as gear and equipment that we wanted to be able to use in a creative new way,” said Elle Lipson, a junior majoring in cinema-television production and the executive producer of The Daily SCene.One way the production team plans on bolstering support for The Daily SCene, as well as its other shows, is by involving the student body through social networks.“We’re trying to get started with a viewer-generated content segment where we’d have people [be] able to give their feedback over Twitter or Facebook,” Lipson said.In addition, all episodes will be posted on the Trojan Vision website with additional special features, such as deleted scenes.So far, the show has generated interest from students — currently more than 40 producers work on the team with even more crew members.“We have a ton of volunteers and people who are just really excited,” said Olivia Bonin, a junior majoring in neuroscience and cinema-television critical studies and the promotions manager for Trojan Vision.Overall, the show’s producers have said they are excited to launch Trojan Vision’s latest project.“The general reaction has been very positive because they like that there is so much variety offered in the show and so much opportunity to really gear it to what students would like to see,” Lipson said.last_img read more

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